New leaves drinking in the sun in Lower Hume Park.
Yesterday Nic and I took a break from the pandemic to stroll around and take pictures at Burnaby Lake, roughly up to the halfway point before taking the SkyTrain back. Ironically, social distancing was far easier on the SkyTrain (virtually empty) compared to the trails at the lake, as it was sunny, mild and packed with people. And ducks. And pigeons. And poopmonsters.
Here are a few pics I took along the way with my iPhone 8. Nic’s DSLR with a telephoto lens that could double as a murder weapon took better close-ups, but hey, you work with the tools you have. These pics are still better than what my vintage 2008 digital camera could do.
Still Creek being true to its name .
Looking west over the lake, not a lilypad in sight.
Fungus in the forest.
And the obligatory duck picture taken at Piper spit:
A daffodil on Fader Street enjoying the sun on the first day of spring.
In a few days it’s officially spring. Here are the flowers to prove it, feasting on the sunshine on Fader Street..
Burnaby Lake as seen from the bridge on Deer Lake Brook. (Cheating–this was actually taken on Sunday, March 1st.)
Since starting 10Ks again I haven’t had many chances to get shots from Deer Lake Brook bridge lately, but thanks to being out of shape and only managing a 5K today, I did! Summer is definitely over.
Fall colors along the Brunette River. The best thing about fall, really. Admittedly, my “good things about fall” list is pretty short:
- Pretty fall colors on trees
- Thanksgiving, too, I guess
Cheating slightly, as I took this yesterday. The weather was about the same, though! This is looking toward Burnaby Lake from atop Cariboo Dam. As you might guess, it’s not a very tall dam.
Berries in Burnaby.
Ye olde Burnaby Lake. Despite the sky, it was actually quite pleasant out.
Aptly named Still Creek, at Burnaby Lake Regional Park.
I am back from a week of camping and here’s a picture taken yesterday as we stored away the trailer at the Far Out Ranch in Dogwood Valley, about 10 km outside Hope. You can’t tell, but it was up past 30ºC at this point and I was melting.